Calling all lovers of art (and stationery!): Heaven is a place on earth! 🙂 The SM Stationery Art Fest (@smstationeryph on instagram) is paradise if you love stationery and creating art. They partnered with major stationery brands too, like Sharpie, M&G, Faber-Castell, Elmer’s, Ifex and Pilot. The best thing is, it runs starting today until April 23–which means you can hoard to your heart’s content and join all the art workshops they’ll be having this weekend. Check out my previous post for more details regarding workshop schedules. 🙂 Take a look at some of the photos that I took below and treat yo’self! 🙂
I am still doing my #100daysofhandsketches and I’m learning so much from using various materials. Here’s a contour drawing using a ballpoint pen from Titus pens without lifting the pen:
Speaking of Titus pens, Titus has an art event this Saturday, see the image below for more details and follow them on instagram for updates (@tituspens)
P.s. I met an awesome friend from Davao and she sent me these super lovely surprises! Thank you very very much, Dotee! You’re the sweetest!
If you’ve ever tried drawing with a ballpoint pen, you’d know that it’s both challenging and exciting. It can’t be erased so each mark has to be deliberate, but that’s also the exact quality which makes it so exciting to work with–you won’t waste time second-guessing your marks and it will put you more in the “flow”, a state of being in the zone where the only matter of importance is you and what you’re doing, which is doodling, in this case.
That feeling of being in the “flow” of things is how I felt when I doodled using these Titus pens. I wanted to try them out because I actually love drawing with ballpens ever since I studied ballpen drawing in an art workshop by the Father of art workshops Fernando Sena a couple of summers ago. He gave us tips on drawing using ballpoint pens and what I remember most is his tip on drawing using one direction only.
Here’s what I came up with, using Titus Pens. I’m currently out of town right now and this is a clue to where I am right now:
Titus pens come in a variety of shades which makes it perfect for drawing and shading: black, blue, red, yellow, brown, orange, purple, green, sky blue, pink. They write smoothly, but my hands were oily which I think made some parts smudge a bit, heh. I still love how smoothly they wrote though. 🙂
These ballpen artworks were made on-the-spot by youth all over the Philippines using Titus pens. Jaw-dropping and super inspiring:
Ballpen party! My fave would have to be the Titus OMG! Retractable w/grip (in the photo below, the violet and pink one at the middle) because of the rubbery grip, since I’m heavy-handed.
Ballpen bouquet for you:
Disclosure: The items used in this post were samples provided by the brand. All opinions expressed are my own.
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